How to Clean Downdraft Cooktops


a cleanser for stainless steel

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You can extend the life of your downdraft cooktop and preserve its beautiful appearance by cleaning up spills as soon as they occur.

Before beginning the cleaning process, check to see that all heating elements and downdraft fans are switched off.


Cooking in the great outdoors while being protected from the weather is possible with the use of a downdraft cooktop. To draw smoke, steam, and aromas away from the range and out of the home, the cooktop features a fan that is either located below the burners or just to the rear of them. It is not difficult to clean a cooktop with a downdraft, but the specific steps required to do so may vary based on the brand and type of the range. If you have questions about the fundamental cleaning procedures, see the owner’s handbook for your product or get in touch with customer care.


Use a stainless steel cleaner that does not include abrasives to clean the external stainless steel. To avoid streaks, apply cleanser to the microfiber cloth, and then run it along all of the surfaces of the stainless steel while keeping touch with the surface the whole time. If you need to apply more cleaner, start from where you left off and work your way forward from there.

Put some dish soap in the sink, then fill it with hot water and let it sit for a few minutes. Take the grills off of the stove and soak them in the hot, soapy water for a while. Use the sponge to remove any oil or food that has been caked on from the grills. Before you replace them, you should wash them and then let them air dry. If your stovetop is constructed of enamel or porcelain and does not have a grill, you may clean it by wiping it down with a clean cloth that has been wet with dishwashing water. Always remove any spills as soon as possible from enamel surfaces.

  1. When cleaning the downdraft ventilation system, remove the grate from the ventilation system. To remove it from the unit, squeeze the tabs that are securing it there, and then pull it away. You may use soapy water to wipe off the grate, or you can soak it in the soapy water that is in the sink. Use a soapy sponge to clean the grease filter, getting rid of any buildup or filth that may have accumulated. After the pieces have been dried, reinstall the grate in the ventilation system.

  2. Fill the sink with hot water and add a squirt of dishwashing liquid to it. Remove the grills from the range and soak them in the soapy hot water. Scrub any grease or caked-on food from the grills with the sponge. Rinse and allow them to air dry before replacing. If you have a grill-free range made of enamel or porcelain, use a clean cloth dampened in the dishwashing water to wipe down the top. Always wipe spills off enamel tops immediately.

  3. Remove the ventilation grate to clean the downdraft ventilation system. Squeeze the tabs holding it in place and pull it away from the unit. Wipe the grate with soapy water or soak it in the soapy water in the sink. Wipe the grease filter with a soapy sponge, removing any grime and build-up. Dry the parts and replace the ventilation grate.